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Welcome to the Holyport Foundation Stage Unit


Meet the team;

Miss Sharp and Miss Benham - Class Teachers

Mrs Benham and Mrs Abbott - Support Staff

News and Events (Updated 2nd January 2018)


Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break.


School Trip

On Thursday 18th January we are going on our first school trip! We are off to Brooklands Motor Museum to launch our new topic 'Transport'. You should have received the consent slip by now, please ensure this is returned ASAP along with your children sandwich filling option for a school supplied packed lunch. 


Tricky word target cards

In Reception, children begin to learn to read using phonics. They also need to recognise and remember tricky words that cannot be sounded out letter by letter. Coming home with each reception child is a tricky word target card. Please practice reading these words at home. J



We still have a number of parents not engaging with Tapestry. If you have not received an email to activate your account it may be because we don't hold a current email address for you, or we may need to check we have the correct email address for you.  Please notify your child's class teacher. 


Reading Books

All reception children have been issued with a reading book. This are checked and changed every Monday and Thursday. Please record any observations in the notes section of the reading record book and indicated weather the book is finished, and we will changed the book for a new one on these days. 



As discussed at the curriculum presentation, we run a half termly homework grid system. A copy of the homework grid can be found inside each child's reading record book, or downloaded from this page. We recommend each child to obtain 8 points worth of homework over the term. This can be made up of a variety of activities listed on the grid. Once complete we will sign off the activity on the child's grid to indicate it complete. Homework grid activities form our show and tell. 


P.E. Kits

Please ensure your child's P.E. kit is name labelled and check that you do not have any other kit in your child's bag.  If you find any items that don't belong to your child in their bag please return them to the class teacher.  Thank you for your support.


What are we learning?


Personal Social Emotional Development

  • Exploring friendships
  • Settling in and transition to the setting
  • Keeping safe and healthy 


Communication Language and Literacy

  • Listening attentively in a range of situations
  • Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussions
  • Using talk to organise, sequence, and clarify thinking, ideas, experiences, and events
  • Responding to "how" and "why" questions
  • Providing explanations



  • Writing our name
  • The phonics sounds; s, a, t, p, i, n, d, g, o, m, c, k, ck



  • Counting 
  • Number formation
  • 2D and 3D shape names and properties
  • Patterns and repeating patterns
  • Measures using non-standard units


Physical Development

  • Holding a pencil correctly
  • Letter formations
  • Writing numbers
  • To handle tools and malleable materials safely and with increasing control 


Understanding of the World

  • Investigating the season Autumn 
  • Investigating changes in ourselves as we grow, learn and develop


Exploring and Using Media and Materials

  • Using tools appropriately and safely 
  • Constructing with materials and boxes
  • Using a variety of materials to achieve a planned effect


Many thanks for your support

The Foundation Team 

Tapestry Instructions

Parent Curriculum Meeting 25th September 2017